“Jefferson Surrounded at Night”
Photographer: Philip Yabut, Arlington, Virginia
Getting the Shot: Despite having had this camera for more than a year at that point, I was still learning how to shoot with it. I had taken many daylight cherry blossom photos over the years, and I decided to experiment with nighttime shots with the flash. I played with the aperture and exposure settings all evening and got a mix of good and bad results. Luckily, I picked a calm night, which gave me motionless cherry trees and still water in the Tidal Basin. A few cherry trees lining the walkway have branches that lean over the guardrail, allowing for nice photo-ops with the Jefferson Memorial.
The Details: Pentax *ist DL set at ISO 200, f/13, 10 second exposure.
Photo: Philip Yabut via Flickr
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